In the latest salvo between fans of the Seahawks and 49ers, a group of San Francisco supporters are raising money to erect a billboard near CenturyLink Field extolling the team’s history of winning five Super Bowls.
Here are details from the San Jose Mercury News, which states the billboard plans to feature a photo of Dwight Clark’s legendary catch in the 1982 NFC title game win over Dallas “hidden behind the five Lombardi Trophies the Niners have won as a franchise.”
The Mercury-News also states that “the project was expected to cost fans $7,000 and has already raised more than $8,000 online. According to the project’s founder, Aasheesh Shravah, all extra money will be contributed to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Shravah is quoted in the story as saying: “I called up Seattle companies and got some prices, and we figured if we could raise at least $7,000, we’d be able to do something in response to the banner. So many people responded. It has been amazing the support this thing has received.”
The group’s website says that the idea was hatched by fans who “decided to counter the Seahawks’ fans flying a plane with their banner around Candlestick by placing a billboard showing our 49er pride in Seattle.”
According to the group’s website, $8,369 had been raised as of Tuesday afternoon.
According to the website, the group has “contacted companies in Seattle with multiple billboard ad locations” and want to keep the ad visible “for at least 1 month, all during December and some of January for their playoff games.”